This Lamp Grows Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

March 11, 2016

Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

As I love double-duty designs for small and light-deprived spaces, Mygdal Plantlight fits the bill functioning as both a light fixture and planter. The lamp is a terrarium-like completely self-sustaining ecosystem where, the designers contend, plants can grow for Read More...

Floating Food Forest to Dock in New York City

March 10, 2016

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A floating food forest on a 50-foot platform made from shipping containers will dock in New York City waters throughout 2016.

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Public Food in Public Space
Swale is a collaborative floating urban food project dedicated to rethinking and challenging New … Read More...

Experience 250 Years of Heirloom Vegetables and History in Old Salem, North Carolina

March 8, 2016

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From Winston-Salem’s vibrant contemporary urban center, Old Salem is just a 10 minute drive, yet it’s centuries away. Visitors to the North Carolina historic town travel back 250 years to America’s most authentic and comprehensive collection of 100 eighteenth century Read More...

Fiskars Announces 2016 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 3, 2016

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Now in its 14th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I am honored to be on their editorial board for the second consecutive year where I helped Read More...

Rooftop Hiking in Stockholm

March 2, 2016

Rooftop Hiking in Stockholm

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What better place to view a beautiful cityscape than from a rooftop? Well you can do just that in Stockholm. Rooftop Tours offers the adventurous an opportunity to experience the Swedish capital’s skyline from 141 feet (47 meters) above.

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Planters and Works Mixing Technology, Mobile Architecture, and Nature

March 1, 2016

Plant City Runner Up for Core77 Design Awards in Built Environments.

”A collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature,” say Plant-in City architects Huy Bui, Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, and Jon Schramm about

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How to Design a Bug Hotel to Attract Beneficial Insects and Bees

February 27, 2016

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The following article by Robin Plaskoff Horton originally appeared on Fix.com:

At any given time, your garden might contain over 2,000 species of insects. Some of these are pests, the kind you don’t want in … Read More...

The Planters of St. Petersburg’s Naturalist Designers

February 26, 2016

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Naturalist designers in St. Petersburg, Russia are creating innovative planters, vases, vessels and other objects for plants. They’ve got planters that hang and climb walls, vases with their own shelves, geometric multi-pot units, and even planters inspired by Sputnik.

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Top Ten Design Finds From Maison & Objet Paris 2016

January 31, 2016

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It was apparent during my recent visit to the design show Maison & Objet in Paris, that furniture and home accessories brands traditionally known for interior products are venturing outdoors.

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As evidence of the trend toward indoor-outdoor living, the show … Read More...

Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

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Sure, Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday cluttered with stacks of sparkly cards, boxes of candy hearts, and teddy bears bearing signs professing love. But there’s no need to be a curmudgeon about it.

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to … Read More...

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